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Courier Express achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for ninth successive year

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been accredited with BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) standard certification for a ninth consecutive year.

BS EN ISO 9001:2015 is the internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard and is seen as a powerful business improvement tool. The benchmark is awarded to organisations who demonstrate the highest quality and management standards across all areas of their business.

The ISO 9001 standard is designed to guarantee customers that a certified company can offer services of a consistently high quality. It also acts as a tool to streamline processes and improve efficiency. Courier Express has been accredited under the various versions of ISO 9001 since 2008.

Commenting on the achievement John Lee, managing director of Courier Express, said: “We are extremely proud to have once again achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. Securing such accreditation for the 9th consecutive year is truly a testament to our ongoing commitment to not only maintaining high QMS standards across the business, but also continuously improving these standards so we can deliver the best service for our customers. I would like to thank all staff for their contribution in achieving this certification.”

A view from the summit

It’s a very exciting time to be involved in the refrigerated distribution industry and we can expect to see huge changes in both how products are transported and the requirements from a refrigerated courier standpoint over the next decade.

As one of the UK’s leading specialist refrigerated transport providers, we have been operating in the temperature-controlled distribution sector for over 14 years.

In an interview featured in TCS&D magazine, John Lee, our managing director, discusses how Courier Express have been succeeding in today’s competitive temperature-controlled distribution industry and how we are preparing for the future.

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Courier Express strengthens London service with new drivers

Due to continued success in the capital, and the recruitment of new drivers, we have significantly expanded our service offering in London and the South.

The growth allows us to increase operations across the capital and provide greater capacity for deliveries, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We now have the capability to make daily multi-drop deliveries of chilled, frozen and ambient products on a single vehicle, with deliveries made to any location within the region.

Our managing director John Lee, said: “We are delighted to have expanded our services in London by adding new drivers to our growing fleet. By investing in the region, we have been able to increase our capacity and resource capabilities to provide high quality temperature-controlled services for our clients across the South.”

As one of the country’s leading specialist temperature-controlled transport providers, we now run an extensive fleet of vehicles from strategically-located sites in London, Manchester, Northampton, Leeds and the Midlands.

Over the last 14 years we have developed a diverse distribution portfolio servicing all sectors of business and industry, including specialist divisions dedicated to the transport of foodservice, samples, pharmaceuticals and emergency palatalised goods.

Expanded into Midlands

As one of the UKs leading providers of specialised temperature controlled transportation solutions, we have once again expanded our operational capabilties into the Midlands offering our support services to new and existing customers in Birmingham and the surrouding areas.

This will allow Courier Express to continue to deliver refrigerated transport solutions 24 hours a day 7 days a week and will compliment there already expanding presence in the country with existing depots/operations in Manchester, Leeds, Bedford, London and Surrey.

John Lee, managing director of Courier Express said "We are delighted to have expanded once again and have vehicles operationing in the Midlands.  This will allow us to support our ever increasing customer base and make sure we can continue to deliver on time every time".

Combining food samples with Foodservice multi-drop deliveries, Courier Express has been a leading provider of temperature controlled courier support throughout the UK for over 14 years.

Specialist Deliveries!!

In June 2017 our support services are required to supply two18 tonne dual temperature controlled vehicles to collect from Harwich Docklands many varieties of "live fish specimens" which have been transported directly from the Antartic waters.  Our involvement is to deliver consigments under a mulit-temperature range to Cambridge where the behaviours of these fish are monitored

This is the 8th year in succession we have provided our temperature controlled delivery services to the British Antarctic. Read more.....